Experienced Commercial Real Estate Broker with a focus on office leasing

Bernell Rice joined Newmark Zimmer in 2014 and currently serves as a Director in the company’s Lee’s Summit, Missouri, office. With over 38 years of commercial real estate experience, Bernell has substantial expertise in retail and office leasing, property management, land development and project management. Bernell has also originated CID (Community Improvement Districts) for development projects through approvals, formation and operations. His work has included development projects with 353 Redevelopment and TIF (Tax Increment Financing). Additionally, Bernell owns several properties in whole and is a developer or partner in a number of quality developments. His ownership interests include properties leased to the state of Missouri and build-to-suit for the federal government (GSA).

Prior to joining Newmark Zimmer, Mr. Rice, along with several colleagues also known for their depth of commercial real estate experience and expertise, formed Realty Trust Group in 2000. One of the premier professional commercial real estate brokerage firms in Eastern Jackson County, Realty Trust Group is involved in brokerage, land development and property management. Prior to Realty Trust Group, Bernell was with Metzger Realtors until the passing of Mr. Metzger in 1998.

Bernell has been a speaker on real estate subjects for the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and has hosted an investor’s seminar on real estate investments, including 1031 Exchange and TIC (Tenant in Common) investments.

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1220 Washington Street

Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64105


T: 816-524-0550

D: 816-421-0550

Areas Of Specialization

  • Medical Properties
  • Tenant Representation

Years Of Experience

40 years